Coast along the scenic Wilson River pass to Cape Lookout State Park. Just an hour and a half west of Portland there is plenty to see and do along the way.
Hike into the forest to view waterfalls, or stop along the river for some world-class fishing! Cape Lookout offers a popular campground and day-use area located on sand spit nestled between Netarts Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
Here, magnificent views can be enjoyed with easy access to the beach. Beachcombing, whale watching, bird watching, and hiking are very popular at Cape Lookout.
The park is purportedly a good place to find elusive glass floats. More than eight miles of hiking and walking trails wind through old-growth forest. The Cape Lookout trail follows the headland for more than two miles. There is a convenient bench located at the end of the trail for you to relax and enjoy the view!
Be sure and bring your binoculars to spot whales spouting and to view other wildlife. The nature trail is a much shorter hike and gives you an up-close-and-personal view of native trees and plants.
The beach runs for more than three miles from the base of Cape Lookout to the end of the Netarts sand spit. Look up and be amazed as hang gliders and Para gliders fill the air. Cape Lookout is part of the Three Capes Scenic Route along with Cape Kiwanda and Cape Meares.